Monthly Archives: November 2021

This Week’s Gems From the Nesivos

Last week I indicated intent to share gems mined from the Nesivos Shalom once weekly, so here is the Chanukah edition of Gems from the Nesivos. “A certain matter arises frequently in our lives; yet, despite its great relevance, it … Continue reading

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In Tribute to the First of Eight Crazy Nights

And as a bonus, Bohemian Chanukah by the Six13 …

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An Extraordinary Tradition

My father and I shared a love of baseball, something that in my youth was largely a father-son bonding experience. Among his possessions when he died in 2015 was a coffee table book that I had bought him when it … Continue reading

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Gems From The Nesivos Shalom

I love to browse Judaica Square in Lakewood. Invariably when Miriam is buying food in Gourmet Glatt in the Seagull Plaza, I find something to feed the soul in JS. This week it was a five volume set with gems … Continue reading

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More Than A Token Gesture

This is the photo that accompanies the obituary for Philip Margo in today’s print edition of the New York Times: Embedded in the online version of the obituary is the classic Tokens’ song, The Lion Sleeps Tonight, on which Jay … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Logan O’Hoppe

As reported by MLB’s Jonathan Mayo, it was announced today that the Philadelphia Phillie’s catching prospect Logan O’Hoppe is the 2021 recipient of the Arizona Fall League’s Dernell Stenson Sportsmanship Award. The report by Mayo includes a congratulatory tweet/video from … Continue reading

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Stillwater Stills

A Fall morning’s calm on Little Silver Lake.

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Creating A Life That Matters

That’s a rather ambitious title for a book, but it’s one that Rabbi Manis Friedman and Rivka Goldstein have undertaken with gusto. I confess rather sheepishly to not having been aware of an individual whose bio identifies him as the … Continue reading

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The Last of the Moody Blues

The obituary for Graeme Edge signals the death of the original quintet known as the MB Five which formed in 1964, re-named as the Moody Blues soon thereafter. From the obituary: “The resulting sweep of strings and horns that played … Continue reading

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Stranger Things Have Happened

Super-Fan Steve Potter pointed out this morning on his Facebook post: The game last night continued impressive Fall League performances for both players, as Stott picked up two base hits in addition to his first home run, and O’Hoppe singled … Continue reading

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